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DRIVING OF AN AUTOMOBILE IS COMPARED WITH RUNNING A TRAIN ON THE RAILROAD. DRIVER IS AN ENGINEER ON WHOSE OBSERVANCE OF THE RULES OF DRIVING & THE COURTESIES OF THE ROAD THE PASSENGERS DEPEND FOR SAFETY.
CHEVROLET ADVERTISING AUTOMOBILES TRANSPORTATION HEALTH AND SAFETY ACCIDENTS DRIVING ROADS HIGHWAYS STREETS RAILROADS TRAINS DRIVERS ENGINEERS PASSENGERS COURTESY Danger Lurks
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
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Subject: And I Have More to Say About Engineers
There are some fine-looking cars in this Chevrolet-sponsored film. A nice '35 sedan at 5:55 . I like the stream of boxy late 20s cars on the highway at 3:20 .
The less said about the acting, the better, as well as gramps' odd accent. I'm still wrapping my head around the story set-up where two model trains collide. Who's running the train set? Why are the father and son wearing ties? Geez, the kid is obnoxious.
Anyway, it sets up the comparison between train engineers and car drivers, and how the latter should be as safe as the former.
Give points for trains and cars. Subtract points for the acting and chatterbox grandpa.
Subject: Classic Trains Classic Cars Marx Train Set
If you like trains this is a must see - many great shots of trains in the 1930's and of early to mid 1930's cars. The kids train set looks a lot like out Marx train set - that locomotive is classsic. A unique twist on the "how to drive safely" theme upon which JH produced several films. Some shots of the Penobscot bldg and what looks like a partly obscured Detroit Main Train station appear in this film. On scene shows all the air pollution that industry produced in those days...maybe the Ford complex, not certain though. 5 stars for train buffs.
Subject: Wow! Lovely train shots.
The story line is preposterous, the acting and casting are nothing to write home about, and the editing of the drama section sucks. But somehow, the whole ensemble is actually pretty good in its own terms.
Points to note:
Some of the trains in the early sequences are steaming along tracks with weeds in between the rails. This normally denotes a seldom used track and gives lie to the notion that we're watching crack express trains traversing the USA 8-)
The electric model train which crashes about 70 seconds into the film must have had some cigarettes or something put inside. In fact the loco is smoking just as much BEFORE it crashes as afterwards!
The relationship between the three characters shown in the film is (as noted by Spuzz) very badly drawn, are the younger guys brothers or.. what?
Contains some excellent 'over the driver's shoulder' shots going down a crowded road showing loads of 1930s cars and trucks.
Subject: All aboard to Dementialand!
Well, I don't think anyone would have.
Subject: nostalgia and good advise
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